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Interim Dean: Joseph Martinelli, Ed.D.
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Brian Conners, Ph.D., BCBA
Associate Dean of College Engagement and Community Development: Omayra Arocho, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Assessment & Accreditation: Amy Kline
Director of Budget and Operations: Caroline Gartley
Assessment Coordinator: Lisa Winter
Director of Clinical Experience and Applied Research: Karen Grove
Assistant Dean of Graduate Enrollment Management: Diana Minakakis
Education Leadership, Management and Policy: Randall Clemens, Ph.D., Chair
Educational Studies: Alisa Hindin, Ed.D.; Debra Zinicola, Ed.D., Co-Chairs
Professional Psychology and Family Therapy: Thomas Massarelli, Ph.D., Chair
The Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. For further information contact:
American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation 750 First Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
The College of Education and Human Services is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education/CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator).
The mission of the College of Education and Human Services is to promote professional practice. We strive to do that by developing competent, socially conscious, reflective professionals. What does this mean for a candidate in the college? The faculty and the professionals we work with in the community are committed to:
An integral step toward achieving these goals is the alignment of our programs with national professional standards and those of the State of New Jersey. When a candidate graduates from the College of Education and Human Services from Seton Hall University, he/she will be recognized for these qualities and future potential.
The College of Education and Human Services offers programs of study leading to the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Education; Master of Arts, and Master of Arts in Education, Educational Specialist; Doctor of Education; and Doctor of Philosophy. Students prepare for careers in teaching, broaden their knowledge and understanding of the process of education, improve their professional techniques and prepare for leadership positions or careers in the psychological, counseling, and human services professions.
The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program is a verified course sequence of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) leading to Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA®) upon completion of program, completion of 1500-2000 supervised experience hours (completed independent of the degree program), and taking of the BCBA Examination (independent of the degree program). For further information about certification contact the Behavior Analyst Certification Board at www.BACB.com.
Applicants to graduate study in the College of Education and Human Services are expected to meet the general University qualitative requirements for admission and comply with its admission procedures. Department and program descriptions include specific admission requirements.
Applicants for admission to graduate study in the College of Education and Human Services may be required to take a standardized examination. Most programs require the Miller Analogies Test or the GRE. The catalogue lists test requirements for specific programs.
For information concerning the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and the dates on which they are administered, students should should visit https://www.pearsonassessments.com/graduate-admissions/mat/about.html for MAT and https://www.ets.org/ for GRE. Test results must be no more than five years old.
Students and applicants should be familiar with the academic and financial information provided in previous sections of this catalogue.
Master’s degree students are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Doctoral and Ed.S. students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25. Students who fall below these levels are subject to departmental review and action.
Adequate academic performance is necessary but not sufficient for continuation and completion of College of Education and Human Services programs. The College is concerned that the professionals it prepares to work with others in helping relationships, demonstrate technical, ethical and interpersonal competency in their chosen field, particularly through field experiences. Despite adequate academic performance, as measured by the GPA, students may be denied a recommendation for certification program continuance and/or for graduation, if, in the judgment of the faculty, they do not demonstrate acceptable ethical, technical and professional behavior. Where possible, the faculty will assist students in remediating deficiencies. See the specific criteria of each program for an elaborated understanding of expected dispositional and professional behaviors.
Students should consult the appropriate department for specific programs and requirements.
In addition to the general University requirements for the degree, the College of Education and Human Services requires the student to:
Successful completion of a written comprehensive examination is required in most departments of the College. The examination will reflect both foundation courses and application of specialization coursework. The decision of the readers concerning the quality of the examination is final and not subject to appeal.
The M.A. and M.A.E. programs require a minimum of 36 graduate credits. Some programs require more than this. Individual programs may accept up to six graduate credits completed at another accredited institution. However, the proposed transfer credits may not have been applied to a prior master’s degree. In addition, the currency and relevancy of the courses must be perceived as relevant to the proposed program of study at Seton Hall. Students must speak with the program director to determine whether prior graduate credits meet these criteria and may be accepted. Within the Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy, a policy on the transfer and/or waiver of credits details the number of credits that will be considered for transfer/course waivers.
There is no transfer or waiver of assessment, practicum, externship, or internship coursework. Coursework completed as part of an undergraduate degree program will not be accepted for transfer credit. Courses must have been completed within five years of admission to PPFT programs to be considered for transfer credits.
Candidates whose program of study includes clinical practices are required to apply by December 1 for the following Fall semester and April 1 for the following Spring semester. Candidates need approval from their advisers and department chairs. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 credits at Seton Hall before they will be assigned as student teachers. They should adhere to the following procedures:
The culminating clinical experience is one full semester, full time, meaning that the candidate is in his or her school from the start of the school day until the end as well as attending meetings and planning activities with the cooperating teacher. Each student teacher is assigned to an approved accredited school and is guided by a college supervisor and a cooperating teacher who has been appointed by the principal of the school.
The student teacher is required to register for and attend the weekly seminar for the entire semester as well as complete the required Teacher Work Sample as part of that course.
The College of Education and Human Services has graduate programs leading to professional licensure and/or certification in a number of areas. Students should consult the appropriate department for specific programs and requirements which may include national exams such as the Praxis.
The College of Education and Human Services has graduate studies within programs that lead to a University issued certificate. The certificate reflects a concentration of study in a specific area such as special education or instructional technology.
The Ed.S. degree is intended for professional educators and those in the helping professions who need preparation beyond the master’s degree. The purpose of the degree is to advance and update skills and competencies. Credits earned in the Ed.S. degree may, in some programs, apply to advanced degrees.
The Ed.S. program is of particular interest to school administrators, educational researchers, teachers, department chairs, supervisors, professional counselors, school psychologists, management and training consultants, specialists in learning disabilities, marriage and family therapists, and specialists in pupil personnel services.
Formal admission to graduate studies is necessary to enter the Ed.S. program. Requests for applications may be directed to the Graduate Admissions Office, College of Education and Human Services at (973) 761-9668.
The Ed.S. programs require a minimum of 12 graduate credits beyond the master’s degree. Some Ed.S. programs are significantly larger and may require up to 45 additional credits. It is important to read the requirements of each program. Students must meet the requirements set by their program and/or department in each of the four component areas. These components may include departmental course requirements, interdisciplinary/interdepartmental studies, supervised field experience/internship and culminating experience (a project chaired by a faculty adviser and graded by a faculty committee).
Graduate credits earned in other accredited colleges or universities may be accepted in partial satisfaction of degree requirements, provided they have not been used to fulfill requirements for a previous degree and that the grade is a “B” or higher. The exact number credited depends on the currency and relevancy of the courses to the program pursued. A maximum of 6 credits can be accepted in transfer for some degree programs. The time limit for completion of the Ed.S. program is six years from first registration.
The College of Education and Human Services offers graduate programs leading to the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with concentrations in a number of areas and programs:
The doctoral degree is granted upon completion of a program of study at Seton Hall University by which the student achieves mastery in a specialty field and demonstrates the ability to pursue and complete an independent, scholarly investigation. The degree is not awarded automatically after a period of time or on the accumulation of a prescribed number of semester hours. The granting of the degree signifies that the individual has the competency to fill a leadership role in his or her area of specialization and that the College of Education and Human Services and the University attest to this.
Formal admission to graduate studies is necessary to enter the Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs. Requests for applications may be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies, College of Education and Human Services at (973) 761-9668. Admission requirements for the Ed.D. and Ph.D. are as follows:
Individual departments may have additional requirements.
In consultation with an adviser, each doctoral student develops an individualized program consisting of courses and other educational experiences, taking into consideration prior education and experiences, so as to best achieve appropriate professional and personal goals. A minimum of 90 graduate semester hours is required, although some programs may require more. Up to 45 graduate hours may be accepted as transfer credit. The exact number credited depends on the currency and relevancy of the work to the program pursued.
The Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology Program will not accept transfer courses that are more than 5 years old.
Some programs require doctoral students to apply for permanent matriculation during the semester in which 12-15 credits of doctoral coursework are completed at Seton Hall. Satisfactory completion of a program of at least 90 graduate semester hours (at least 45 of which must be taken at Seton Hall) is required. Many programs require more than 90 total credits to meet specific program requirements. Each doctoral student must demonstrate competency in statistics and computer science. This may be accomplished through coursework and/or by examination.
A residency or period of intensive study is required. The specific conditions are determined in consultation with an adviser. Some programs require doctoral students to take a comprehensive written examination to test their command of integrated knowledge in their field upon completion of all or most of the required coursework. When students have passed this examination and have the positive recommendation of the department concerned, they will be advanced to candidacy for the doctorate.
Preparation and successful defense (oral examination) of an acceptable dissertation are required.
Students must complete all requirements for the degree, including the oral examination on the dissertation and the approval and filing of final copies of the dissertation within four years (two years for Executive Ed.D. students) after being advanced to candidacy or within eight years of their first enrollment, whichever comes first. Time extensions may be granted in unusual cases upon written application. Requests must have the support of the student’s adviser and department chair and receive the concurrence of the associate dean. The total of all extension(s) shall not exceed two years. Students granted an extension may have to repeat courses, or take new courses as stipulated by programs.
Students who have been advanced to candidacy must register continuously for dissertation advisement in their major department. Dissertation advisement does not apply to the 90-credit requirement. If continuous matriculation is not maintained, students must reapply for admission.
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